Both of the projects were created over the pandemic, with the community getting creative to influence or directly contribute to the artwork.
In Spalding Library until July 1st you can find the 2-gether Community Clay Tile project made with Greenfield Pottery.
This project was aimed specifically at people who required support from a carer or loved one and had been isolated by Covid 19 restrictions. Participants were given the materials , instructions or a workshop to create tiles reflecting their experience whilst also having the therapeutic benefits of working with clay.
The tiles were collated to form a larger mural reflecting peoples shared experience and hopefully reduce their feelings of isolation by bringing participants together in a collective piece representing the community.
We’re so pleased to be exhibiting this at the Library. Our libraries are fantastic and valuable community resources, so we’re proud to be adding to experience of visiting.
Over in Boston, the posters of the Wish You Were Here project’s book are brightening Crown House in the B&M Green area.
In Winter 2020-21, Writing East Midlands hosted a series of ten free online writing workshops to for people aged over 55, who live or work in Boston in Lincolnshire. We invited people to join community artist, François Matarasso, and writer Sonya Hundel in a weekly tea-time session to write about some of what they missed during the pandemic, what we care about and what we hope for Boston in future.
From the workshops and Zoom gatherings, the participants created their own book from which these posters have been produced!